For full list of current Diary dates, see Newsletter
NEXT year is the 150th anniversary of Bethnal Green Methodist Church and also of the national charity Action for Children (formerly the National Children’s Home), which started out in 1867 as part of the Methodist work in Bethnal Green.
Saturday 16th December 11.00-14.00 Coffee Morning
If you missed the October get together, there will be another chance to hear Band For Life and join in a small fund-raiser for the Project in December;
Plenty of friends joined Band for Life for coffee and cake and great live music, got creative with arts and crafts, enjoyed a relaxing hand massage with Maryan, and spent their money on the stalls.
Meeting together and being creative benefits everyone. Thanks for your support!
Band for Life performed at the Late Bloom Festival in the Crossrail Roof Garden at Canary Wharf. Watch a clip of their group sing-a-long:
'Word on Sunday' - Conversation Welcome – Sundays, 4:00-5:30pm at Bethnal Green Church. Next meeting 15th October
NB No meeting at BG on 22nd Oct
Using the Methodist Church Compass course, exploring and getting involved in answering some really important questions. The same course runs early morning at Old Ford. See full dates, details and reports of outcomes of the Conversations
Saturday 28th October, 13.00-15.00
Autumn Bazaar at Bethnal Green. Admission 50p
Weds 1st November, 13.00-21.00 Bethnal Green Church
Developers of the former London Chest Hospital are holding a public consultation
Old Ford Church is open every Tuesday 13.30-15.00 for craft-work, coffee and cake. Bring any craft you are working on. Beginners welcome
On the second Tuesday of each month, 12.30, there is a light lunch at Old Ford with an opportunity for conversation, prayer and then a short service. These are all open to anyone living locally, as well as to everyone across the circuit
Christian Aid Collection
The need is very great as Christian Aid continues to respond to emergencies around the world such as the aftermath of the horrendous mudslide in Sierra Leone and the flooding in Bangladesh, as well as campaigning against the causes of poverty and the reality of climate change.
£460 has been collected recently and sent in.
Supporting the Whitechapel Mission - Take one Tin at a
At this time of year the cupboards are looking empty, and we have to resort to buying ingredients for our breakfasts with our dwindling cash reserves. One way to help out Whitechapel Mission is to bring just one tin of baked beans or plum tomatoes to church every week. Add the extra tin to your weekly shopping list. Set a repeating reminder in your phone. Just bring a tin and pop it in a box. [You can also bring other items from our desperate list as well: sugar, coffee, honey, biscuits, instant hot chocolate, toothbrushes, razors, carrier bags, rucksacks. Also men’s: underwear, socks, jeans 28”-36”, trainers, shoes and trousers 28-34".]
Let John Hayes (07531 243327) know when you have something to collect, and we will take it down to the Mission. Every little helps
Whitechapel Mission Champions -
Champion the cause
We are looking for a Whitechapel Mission Champion in every congregation in our circuit. Are you passionate about the work of Whitechapel Mission supporting the vulnerable, homeless and rough sleepers? Would you act as an advocate for their work, and champion the cause in your own congregation? Could you encourage people to develop their involvement with this life-changing mission that is part of our Circuit serving local people?
Please pray about this, and if you think that this is something that God is speaking to you about, then please speak to Revd John Hayes (07531 243327)
Tower Hamlets Circuit is registered for the Easyfundraising site, which means you can raise money for the church when you buy online via Easyfundraising.
1. Register as a user and choose “Methodist Church in Tower Hamlets” as your cause
2. Go to easyfundraising.org.uk first when you buy online. Find the retailer’s name, click through to their site and do your shopping.
3. The church gets a percentage of what you spend.
There are lots of retailers taking part including: Tesco, Sainsbury’s, Ebay, Amazon.co.uk, Clark’s, British Airways
For full address and details of each church in the circuit, see Congregations
Charity Number 1134888